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Italians say struffoli to Google Analytics
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You can’t transfer data to the US

The Italian data protection authority has found a local web publisher's use of Google analytics is non-compliant with EU data protection rules because it transfers data to a third-world country, which lacks a civilized legal framework.

Italy’s Draghi wants to give more cash to chip companies
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Apparently, it is a priority

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who has insisted on depressing his economy by keeping autocratic Covid green pass rules in place while the rest of Europe liberalises, wants to give lots of cash which Italy does not have to big chip companies.

Italians fine Clearview
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Thursday, 10 March 2022 12:11

Italians fine Clearview


Order to delete database

Italy's data protection agency today announced a $22 million penalty for breaches of EU law against facial recognition firm Clearview AI.

Cash-strapped Italy wants to give $4.6 billion to US big tech
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Yeah that will work

Debt-ridden Italy, which is now so dependent on Russian gas it is facing a huge energy crisis if Tsar Putin turns the lights off, thinks it is a wizard idea to give more than $4.6 billion that it does not have to wealthy chip makers.

Putin ensures German gas dependence by turning off wind turbines
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You see you need us

Tsar Putin’s rampaging hacker hordes shut down 5,800 wind turbines in central Europe to remind them how shaky their green power plans are and how much they need Russian gas.

Italy might get new Intel plant
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Friday, 24 December 2021 11:12

Italy might get new Intel plant


Making Gelsinger an offer he can’t refuse

Chipzilla and Italy are intensifying talks over investments expected to be worth around 8 billion euros ($9 billion) to build an advanced semiconductor packaging plant.

Italy fines Google and Apple for being evil
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Friday, 26 November 2021 12:19

Italy fines Google and Apple for being evil


$11.23 million each for being too aggressive with customer data 

Italy's antitrust regulator has fined Google and Apple $11.23 million each for "aggressive practices" linked to the commercial use of user data.

Italian winemakers lean on robots
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 08 October 2021 13:10

Italian winemakers lean on robots


We can’t afford the migrant workers anymore

Italian winemakers have increasingly relied on migrant workers for the autumn harvest, but travel restrictions and soaring wage costs are pushing many to turn to machines.

Italy investigates Apple, Dropbox  and Google
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Tuesday, 08 September 2020 11:30

Italy investigates Apple, Dropbox and Google


Charged with making offers no one can refuse

Italy’s competition authority has opened an investigation into cloud storage services operated by Apple, Dropbox  and Google, in response to a number of complaints alleging unfair commercial practices.

Italians fined the most for GDPR violations
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Tuesday, 25 August 2020 10:14

Italians fined the most for GDPR violations


Italians ignoring laws? tell me it isn't so

New research released today by Finbold reveals that Italians are shelling out the most for fines under the European privacy law.